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Welcome to Walker Community!

Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.

Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.

Everyone loves it here. The community is great, with pancake breakfasts and things like that.

We’re all friends, (except for a few crazy ones.)

Internet is best by https://www.walkerwifi.com/. They are solid and dependable, with fast speeds and no data limits.

Cell phone is best through “Call by WiFi” on your phone, through your personal router connected to Walker WiFi.

Verizon does the best straight cell service, but it’s dicey. The higher you go, the better cell reception you get.

TV is by satellite or streaming Internet. We have DirectTV.

We are unincorporated, so the building department is through the county, not Prescott city.

Water is from wells or hauled water. Wells can be private or shared by multiple parcels.

There are a few companies that haul water, and a few more that drill and maintain wells.

The higher the parcel, the better the view, and the farther you have to drill for water, and the more you pay for the well.

Everything is on septic. Make sure you get a permit from the county, which will mandate set backs and other stuff.

Trash collection is dumpsters at the fire station. You pay a yearly fee for the combination to the locks to dump your trash.
http://walkertrashcollectionservice.com/

Mail delivery is at group mailboxes around the area. FedEx and UPS deliver to your door in most places out here.

We personally have a PO Box in town for important stuff. That’s a personal preference.

Here’s a list of people that provide services in Walker: https://www.walkercommunity.com/walker-information/

Here’s a list of all of the property for sale in Walker, houses and land, although you can filter that.
https://www.walkercommunity.com/walker-real-estate-search/

Walker Webcams Provided by Walker Wifi Internet Service

Walker Community News

Prescribed Burns

That smoke you’re seeing is from a prescribed burn.

Everything’s OK. Don’t call 911. They know about it.

PRESCOTT, AZ, January 19, 2021 – Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of predicted weather to burn piles located near Copper Basin, Spruce Mountain, Groom Creek, and areas along Walker Road starting on Wednesday, January 20th through Tuesday, January 26th.

Fire managers expect smoke impacts to Prescott and surrounding areas to be light. Pile burning helps to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.

Read the entire article at:

By |January 20th, 2021|Walker Community|

Shooting and Fire Restrictions to be Lifted Wednesday, November 11

We got a couple inches of snow last night, with temperatures into the low 20s.

Most of it is melted by the sun today, but there’s still snow on the ground.

We are supposed to be warming up over the next week.

The Forest Service says we can build campfires and shoot guns starting on Nov. 11.

Be careful out there.

Shooting and Fire Restrictions to be Lifted Wednesday, November 11 on the Prescott National Forest

Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-777-2212

PRESCOTT, AZ, November 9, 2020– Due to recent moisture, cooler temperatures, and shorter days, as well as a reduction in fire activity and […]

By |November 9th, 2020|Walker Community|

FINAL UPDATE: Cold Front Aids in Horse Fire Suppression October 26, 2020

Looks like the Horse Fire is about over.

Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24)

Start Date: 10-15-20

Size: 9537 Acres

Percent Contained: 74%

Cause: Human. Under investigation.

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral, and Timber

Summary: The Prescott National Forest assumed command of the Horse Fire on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00 pm. The fire remains at 9,537 acres and is currently 74% contained. Although there is no threat of fire spread or potential growth; firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor containment lines. As a low-pressure system enters the […]

By |October 26th, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Information – 10/21/2020, 7:08:18 AM

Here’s the update. Helicopters are occasionally seen flying over Walker on their way to the fire. There isn’t much smoke visible from Walker, if any.

I’ve received calls asking if Walker is in any danger. The fire is far enough away that it’s very unlikely that anything will threaten our area.

Basic Information
Current as of 10/21/2020, 7:08:18 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human, Under Investigation
Date of Origin Thursday October 15th, 2020 approx. 11:42 AM
Location 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District
Incident Commander Truett’s Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team
Coordinates 34.275 latitude, -112.419 longitude

Current Situation
Total Personnel 356
Size 9,442 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 32%
Estimated […]

By |October 21st, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Arizona Update – October 19,2020

Contact(s): Public Phone 928-235-2061 (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) Media Phone: 928-499-4736

HORSE FIRE – ARIZONA – October 19, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

Containment: 21%

Resources: 256

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral and Timber

Start Date: Oct. 15, 2020: noon

Cause: Human, Under Investigation

Origin Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24)

Above Average Temperatures, Extreme Topography Impact the Horse Fire

Type 1 Incident Management Team Assumes Command with Additional Resources

Crown King, ARZ, Oct 19, 2020 – Three firefighting divisions are protecting the community of Crown King, Arizona from […]

By |October 19th, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Update – October 17

It’s on InciWeb now, so you can get quicker updates.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7244/

Yesterday afternoon, the smoke was huge and visible for a really long distance.

This morning, the smoke is not so much, but there are helicopters flying over Walker again.

Contact(s): Fire Information: 928-925-1111:

Horse Fire Information Phone 928-925-1111

Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24)

Size: 8,458 Acres […]

By |October 17th, 2020|Walker Community|

U.S. Forest Service – Closure Order #03-09-03-21-271

Closure Order #03-09-03-21-271 is in effect to provide for public and fire fighter health and safety due to the danger associated with the uncontrolled Horse Fire on the Prescott NF. Update to follow. Order: go.usa.gov/x73N5 Map: go.usa.gov/x73Nn

Read the entire article at: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

By |October 16th, 2020|Walker Community|

Horse Fire Update – October 16, 2020

I don’t see smoke this morning.

Horse Fire Information Phone 928-925-1111

Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24)

Start Date: October 15, 2020

Size: 3,500 Acres

Percent Contained: 0%

Cause: Under Investigation

Vegetation: Juniper, Chaparral and Timber

Weather: Maximum temperatures ranging from 84-86 degrees, minimum relative humidity 8%-11, Morning northeast winds 6 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph becoming variable at 6 to 8 mph, afternoon winds will shift to the west to southwest around 8 to 10 mph.

The Horse Fire grew to 3,500 acres over the evening. Airtankers and helicopters […]

By |October 16th, 2020|Walker Community|

Firefighters Respond to Smoke Report South of Prescott

I thought that looked like smoke.

Seems far away from Walker, so we’re fine so far.

Here’s what the smoke looks like from Walker.

PRESCOTT, AZ – OCTOBER 15, 2020 – The Horse Fire was reported by Union Lookout shortly after 12:00 PM on Thursday, October 15th. The fire is burning through juniper and chaparral on the north side of Horse Mountain which is approximately 6 miles northwest of Crown King and 18 miles south of Prescott (T11N, R2W, S24). At 16:00, aircraft on scene mapped the fire at approximately 300 acres. Due to the fire’s remote location and […]

By |October 15th, 2020|Walker Community|
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